reputation: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rep"yu-tā'shun), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- the estimation in which a person or thing is held, esp. by the community or the public generally; repute: a man of good reputation.
- favorable repute; good name: to ruin one's reputation by misconduct.
- a favorable and publicly recognized name or standing for merit, achievement, reliability, etc.: to build up a reputation.
- the estimation or name of being, having, having done, etc., something specified: He has the reputation of being a shrewd businessman.